Top 5 games that get unfairly hated on
Far Cry 2
So the whole open-world thing adds more tedium and frustration than anything else, but it’s still a technological marvel with some awesome missions and the best fire effects ever seen in a game. Cut it some slack.
Most of the hate directed at Crysis seems to come from people who resent the idea of spending the necessary cash on a PC upgrade and not from anyone who’s actually played what is, for the most part, an excellent first-person shooter experience.
So many people bitched about the controls that Guerrilla ended up caving in and issued a patch. They were like that for deliberate effect; to make your equipment feel heavy, to stop you running and gunning unrealistically. The story’s massively under-rated too.
Final Fantasy XIII
If you’re not prepared to sit through 25 hours of linear corridors before getting to the good stuff then you have no right to call yourself a gamer. Go play Wii Sports or something. 25 hours is nothing if you’re hardcore enough to handle it. Besides you get some great combat and gorgeous cut-scenes during that time.
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
I can’t really defend the story except to say it was clearly written by monkeys and it’s a little harsh to hate on monkeys for not being able to string together a plot that makes any sense at all. We should be impressed they can even spell Afghanistan. And the single-player formula as a whole is showing its age a bit, but…
There are two more excellent modes on offer. Spec Ops is brilliant but seems to get almost completely ignored when people are talking about Modern Warfare 2 and Multiplayer is awesome too. It’s not perfect – no online game can be, certainly not one that popular – but it’s not the unfair, unbalanced mess that haters would claim it is. It’s the best game of its kind and wouldn’t have 25 million players if it wasn’t, so just can it! Okay?